Does making matter?
Can making promote change?
Can it foster creativity and entrepreneurship?
Does it just make you feel good?
This workshop is for anyone who uses digital tools to make or be creative: including learning techniques from Youtube, sharing code on Github, using software to compose or perform music, making instuments with microcontrollers, sharing music on Soundcloud, or selling media on Bandcamp.
This is an active making workshop where you will use Lego and other simple materials to make some things, discuss your making practice, and share ideas and experiences in the company of other makers.
Led by David Gauntlett, author of Making is Connecting, the workshop is designed to be an enjoyable way to take time out and reflect on your own practice and the meanings of making. It will give you the chance to do some creative exercises, share with other makers and contribute your perspective to our research.
This workshop is FREE, but spaces are limited, so please sign up here, and if you can't make it, let us know so we can release your ticket to someone else.
We will provide pizza and drinks.
Venue directions here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/acca/newsandevents/venue-info
The event is organised in collaboration with the Music Informatics and Performance Technologies Lab
About the research
The University of Westminster is part of a research project into DiDIY (Digital DIY). This research will be used alongside data gathered from a number of other workshops to inform a report into the wider social impact of making from the makers’ perspective – looking at makers’ motivations, opportunities and experiences with digital technologies and making.
Participants will be asked for consent to be recorded during the workshops, individuals will not be identified in research results.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 644344. More details can be found on the project website www.didiy.eu.